The emptiness that Fernando Torres leaves in Atlético will be staged in just 15 days, on July 11, when the activity will resume without the emblematic 9 in the locker room. However, in his last service to the club, in the friendly match with which the rojiblancos said goodbye to the last course in Nigeria, he handed over the baton to the umpteenth Academy candidate to become the new Niño. Borja Garces, sensation and offensive reference of the Juvenile who has just made history with his triplet, will begin the preseason under Simeone, although he is called to become the man’s goal of the branch as soon as the official competition kicks off.
Beyond El Cholo will be forced to pull the quarry until the international return to have only 10 players of the first team-Oblak, Werner, Juanfran, Savic, Gabi, Thomas, Rodri, Vitolo, Correa and Gameiro- On his first day of work, the presence of Borja Garcés responds to his spectacular appearance last year. After starting the campaign at Atlético Madrileño, his goals led him to jump a step in January, to excel in the Youth League just one month later and to show himself to Simeone signing the winning goal against Nigeria. Interestingly, sharing an attack with a Fernando Torres who dreams of emulating.
However, although the melillense tip will be the main examined by the Argentine in this summer, the historic Juvenile will also have representation with the goalkeeper Dos Santos, who is running to work with the first team. In this sense, the roster of homegrown players will depend on the return of the internationals, which will be conditioned by the World Cup crosses and the rest days that El Profe determines for each one of them.